Water polo playoff matchups

Tuesday’s wild-card games
Division 3
San Marino at Vista Murrieta
Aliso Niguel at Schurr, noon
Sage Hill at Alhambra
Division 5
Whittier at Glendora
Division 7
Sierra Vista vs. San Dimas at Glendora HS, 3 p.m.
Oxnard vs. La Puente at Los Altos, 5 p.m.
Nogales vs. Fontana at Arroyo Valley HS, 5 p.m.

Wednesday’s first-round games
Division 3
San Marino/Vista Murrieta winner at No. 1 Laguna Beach, 4 p.m.
Aliso Niguel/Schurr winner at Royal
Temple City at Yorba Linda
Brea vs. No. 4 Montebello at Schurr HS, 5 p.m.
Moorpark at La Canada
Sage Hill/Alhambra winner at No. 2 Murrieta Valley
Division 5
Walnut at Riverside Poly
El Rancho at No. 4 Redlands
Whittier/Glendora winner at No. 3 Los Altos
Palm Springs/Redlands East Valley winner vs. No. 2 La Serna at La Mirada Splash, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday’s first-round games
Division 2
El Toro at Damien
Division 4
Arroyo Grande vs. Flintridge Prep at Pasadena Poly, 3 p.m.
Division 7
La Sierra/Los Amigos winner at Baldwin Park
Sierra Vista/San Dimas winner at No. 4 San Gorgonio
Alta Loma/Ramona winner at No. 3 seed Rowland
Oxnard/La Puente winner at Rancho Alamitos
Nogales/Fontana winner at No. 2 Don Lugo

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South Pasadena’s football season is over

The South Pasadena High School football season is definitely over.
Tigers athletic director Greg Luna said on Saturday that Rio Hondo League principals determined CIF-SS rules were broken before Friday’s 21-3 victory against La Canada in a third-place showdown. The Tigers had to forfeit the victory.
“Administrators clearly thought they have enough supporting evidence for the league to warrant the decision,” Luna said. “We respect that decision. There are other implications still on our end.”
The Tigers also declined to submit an at-large entry playoff berth. With a 7-3 on-the-field record, they may have been one of the favorites to receive the Central Division’s lone spot.

More information is available at www.pasadenastarnews.com/highschool-sports

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South Pasadena administrator statement

South Pasadena will not be in the CIF-Southern Section playoffs despite finishing in third place in the Rio Hondo League and earning an automatic bid.
League officials ruled the Tigers out because of an unspecified rules violation. Tigers coach Martin Konrad was not at Friday’s 21-3 victory over La Canada. Apparently players from neither team knew about the ruling.
Here is a statement from principal Janet Anderson and athletic director Greg Luna:

Dear Tiger Football Families,
First of all, we would like to thank you for your unwavering support this season. What a remarkable season it has been with tonight’s game a beautiful jewel in the season’s crown. It is with very heavy hearts that we share with you what your sons have likely already shared. After their bus ride back home from La Canada, their coaches and the two of us met with the team. We acknowledged and celebrated their accomplishments and their joy. That made it all the harder to share with them that rather than continue into the CIF playoffs as the third place team, their season has come to an end.
Yesterday, we became aware that our school was accused of a violation of CIF regulations. We are continuing our investigation into the allegation. La Canada played tonight’s game under protest. Had they won, the protest would likely have been moot. With us winning the game, the Rio Hondo League leadership determined that SPHS would forfeit the game and La Canada would take the third place spot.
Tonight, we told the players that they did things correctly; the violations are not tied to their behavior. We also shared that since it is an ongoing investigation, there are details we will not be sharing at this time. Due to the time sensitive nature of playoff seeding, we do not expect there to be a change in this ruling. We are sending you information as quickly and as thoroughly as we can tonight, however brief it necessarily is.
Please help our players process this disappointment by highlighting the many stellar points experienced throughout this season.
We thank you for your understanding and continued support.
Sincerely,
Janet Anderson, Principal
Greg Luna, Athletic Director

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Tennis quarterfinals set

Monday’s quarterfinals
All matches at 2 p.m. unless noted
Division 3
No. 4 Pasadena Poly at Long Beach Poly
Division 4
No. 1 Riverside Poly at Chino Hills
Rowland at Serrano
Division 5
Magnolia at No. 3 Maranatha

Friday’s second round
Division 1
No. 3 Mira Costa 12, San Marino 6
Division 2
No. 1 Valencia 10, Arcadia 8
Division 3
Long Beach Poly 11, Walnut 7
No. 4 Pasadena Poly 15, Rio Mesa 3
Division 4
No. 1 Riverside Poly 18, Rosemead 0
Chino Hills 13, Westminster La Quinta 5
Rowland 12, Keppel 6
No. 3 Garden Grove 12, Alhambra 6
Bishop Montgomery 12, Flintridge Sacred Heart 6
Los Osos 12, Wilson 6
No. 2 South Torrance 14, San Gabriel 4
Division 5
Thacher 14, Sierra Vista 4
No. 3 Maranatha 12, Montclair 6

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Duarte, St. Paul earn volleyball seeds

Tuesday’s first-round games
All matches at 7 p.m. unless noted
Division 1AA
La Salle at Los Alamitos
Palos Verdes at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy
Division 1A
No. 3 Chino Hills, bye
St. Lucy’s at El Toro
Division 2AA
West Torrance at South Pasadena
Paramount at Pasadena Poly
Whittier Christian at Santa Ana Calvary Chapel
Westridge at No. 4 Brea, 6 p.m.
Maranatha at No. 3 Laguna Beach
Monrovia at Esperanza, 5 p.m.
Mission College Prep at Mayfield, 6 p.m.
Costa Mesa at La Canada
Division 2A
Oak Hills at La Habra
Walnut at Palm Springs
Apple Valley at Arcadia
Diamond Ranch at Viewpoint
Burbank Burroughs at Glendora
Bonita at Los Altos
Division 3AA
El Rancho at No. 1 Sage Hill
Norwalk at La Serna
Santa Fe at Elsinore
Pioneer at Santa Monica
El Seguno at La Mirada
Crean Lutheran at California
Division 3A
El Monte at Wilson
Montebello at Santa Ynez, 5 p.m.
Lompoc at Gabrielino
Fairmont Prep at San Gabriel
South El Monte at Bell Gardens
Morro Bay at San Dimas, 5 p.m.
Covina at Webb
Rosemead at No. 2 Templeton
Division 4AA
Pomona Catholic at No. 4 Garden Grove
Colony at No. 3 St. Paul
Division 4A
Azusa at Bassett
Ramona Convent at Gladstone
Pomona vs. San Gabriel Mission at Ramona Convent
Boron at La Puente
No. 2 Duarte, bye
Division 5AA
Palm Valley at San Gabriel Valley Academy, 5 p.m.
Division 5A
Waverly at Einstein Academy
Southwestern Academy at Immanuel Christian

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Second round of tennis playoffs

All matches at 2 p.m. unless noted
Friday’s second round
Division 1
San Marino at No. 3 Mira Costa
Division 2
Arcadia at No. 1 Valencia, 1 p.m.
Division 3
Long Beach Poly at Walnut
Rio Mesa vs. No. 4 Pasadena Poly
Division 4
Rosemead at No. 1 Riverside Poly
Westminster La Quinta at Chino Hills
Keppel at Rowland 16
Alhambra at No. 3 Garden Grove
Flintridge Sacred Heart at Bishop Montgomery
Los Osos at Wilson
No. 2 South Torrance at San Gabriel
Division 5
Thacher at Sierra Vista
No. 3 Maranatha at Montclair

Thursday’s first round
Division 4
Alhambra 16, Summit 2
Wednesday’s first round
Division 1
at San Clemente 14, South Pasadena 4
at San Marino 17, Mater Dei 1
at No. 2 University 16, La Canada 2
Division 2
at Arcadia 11, Mission Viejo 7
at La Reina 11, Ayala 7
Temecula Valley 13, at South Hills 5
at Hart 13, Glendora 5
Division 3
at No. 1 Redlands 17, West Covina 1
at Lompoc Cabrillo 10, Westridge 8
at Walnut 14, Paramount 4
at No. 4 Pasadena Poly 12, Orcutt Academy 6
at Yucaipa 16, Chino 2
Division 4
at Rosemead 14, Ridgecrest Burroughs 4
Chino Hills 15, at Riverside Notre Dame 3
at Westminster La Quinta 13, La Serna 5
at Rowland 16, J.W. North 2
at Keppel 5, Lancaster 3
at No. 4 West Torrance 4, Whittier 4
at No. 3 Garden Grove 15, El Monte 3
Alhambra at Summit Thursday
at Flintridge Sacred Heart 11, St. Lucy’s 7
Wilson 11, at California 7
San Gabriel 11, Quartz Hill 7
at No. 2 South Torrance 15, Arroyo 3
Division 5
at Sierra Vista 10, Westminster 8
at No. 3 Maranatha 14, Beaumont 4
Tuesday’s wild-card scores
Division 1
at La Canada 12, San Marcos 6
Division 2
at Ayala 13, Estancia 5
at Glendora 11, Santa Maria St. Joseph 7
Division 3
at West Covina 10, Lakewood 8
Division 4
at La Serna 6, St. Monica 2
Whittier 11, at Lakewood St. Joseph 7
at El Monte 16, Antelope Valley 2
at St. Lucy’s 17, Ontario Christian 1
at North Torrance 13, Covina 5
at Wilson def Ramona Convent, forfeit
San Gabriel 11, at Arlington 7
Arroyo 13, at Woodcrest Christian 5
Division 5
Santa Paula 12, at Whittier Christian 6
at Fairmont Prep 11, Azusa 7
Beaumont 13, at Gladstone 5
at Foothill Tech 10, Pomona 0
Don Lugo 16, at La Puente 2

Quarterfinals: Monday

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Poly, Maranatha seeded in tennis playoffs

Two-time reigning CIF-Southern Section girls tennis champion San Marino goes into the playoffs unseeded, but Pasadena Poly and Maranatha both earned seeds on Monday.
The Panthers are seeded fourth in Division 3 and the Minutemen third in Division 5. San Marino has made the move from Division 2, where it won the last two titles, to Division 1.
A look at San Gabriel Valley-area matches:
Tuesday’s wild-card
Division 1
San Marcos at La Canada
Division 2
Estancia at Ayala
Santa Maria St. Joseph at Glendora
Division 3
Lakewood at West Covina
Division 4
St. Monica at La Serna
Whittier at Lakewood St. Joseph
Antelope Valley at El Monte
Ontario Christian vs. St. Lucy’s at Damien
Covina at North Torrance
Ramona Convent at Wilson
San Gabriel at Arlington
Arroyo at Woodcrest Christian
Division 5
Santa Paula at Whittier Christian
Azusa at Fairmont Prep
Beaumont at Gladstone
Pomona at Foothill Tech
Don Lugo at La Puente

Wednesday’s first round
Division 1
Mater Dei at San Marino
South Pasadena at San Clemente
San Marcos/La Canada winner at No. 2 seed University
Division 2
Mission Viejo at Arcadia
Estancia/Ayala winner at La Reina
Temecula Valley at South Hills
Santa Maria St. Joseph/Glendora winner at Hart
Division 3
Lakewood/West Covina winner at No. 1 Redlands
Westridge at Lompoc Cabrillo
Paramount at Walnut
Orcutt Academy/Milken Community at No. 4 Pasadena Poly
Chino at Yucaipa
Division 4
Ridgecrest Burroughs/Grand Terrace winner at Rosemead
Chino Hills at Riverside Notre Dame
St. Monica/La Serna winner at Westminster La Quinta
Rancho Alamitos/J.W. North winner at Rowland
Lancaster at Keppel
Whittier/Lakewood St. Joseph winner at No. 4 West Torrance
Antelope Valley/El Monte winner at No. 3 Garden Grove
Alhambra at Summit
Ontario Christian/St. Lucy’s winner at Flintridge Sacred Heart
Covina/North Torrance winner at Bishop Montgomery
Ramona Convent/Wilson winner at California
San Gabriel/Arlington winner at No. 2 South Torrance
Arroyo/Woodcrest Christian winner at k
Division 5
Santa Paula/Whittier Christian winner at No. 1 Orange
Azusa/Fairmont Prep winner at Garey
Shadown Hills/Westminster winner at Sierra Vista
Beaumont/Gladstone winner at No. 3 Maranatha
Pomona/Foothill Tech winner at Yucca Valley
Don Lugo/La Puente winner at Webb

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Jack, McKenzie sisters win Rio Hondo League tennis title

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Devon Jack

San Marino’s Devon Jack and La Canada’s Ally and Cassie McKenzie won Rio Hondo League individual tennis championships at Live Oak Park in Temple City.
Jack scored a 6-0, 6-0 win over Molly Round of South Pasadena in the finals.
“I tried very hard to never lose focus,” Jack said. “My coach taught me to always respect your opponent and never underestimate their abilities regardless of what level you are playing.”
Emily Hsaio of San Marino beat Sawa Keymeulen of South Pasadena for third place.
The McKenzie sisters defeated San Marino’s Madeleine Gandawidjaja and Sophia Lee 6-2, 6-0 in the final. Serena Lin and Katherine Wu of Temple City defeated Sabrina Lieu and Maddi Schmidt of San Marino 4-6, 6-4, 21-19 for third place.
San Marino has won eight consecutive league team titles.

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South Pasadena wins Rio Hondo League volleyball crown

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LA CANADA >> League champions find a way to dig deep and pull out victories.
Somehow, that is what South Pasadena High School did in its Rio Hondo League volleyball showdown against La Canada on Tuesday afternoon.
The senior-laden Spartans, playing their final regular-season home game, certainly found a way that made the league-champion Tigers figure that out in the fifth game. La Canada rallied from a 20-9 deficit in the fourth game to force a final fifth game.
“We were all very mad,” South Pasadena senior Sophia Hathaway said. “We shouldn’t have gone (five). We came out mad and said we were not going to lose that game. We were going to do anything it took to win.”

See whole story: http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/sports/20141028/south-pasadena-defeats-la-canada-in-five-to-take-league-title

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Arcadia takes over top cross country poll spot

The top San Gabriel Valley area cross country teams
Boys

1. Arcadia
2. California
3. Flintridge Prep
4. Walnut
5. Bishop Amat
6. Covina
7. Baldwin Park
8. El Rancho
9. Pasadena Poly
10. Rowland

Girls

1. Arcadia
2. Bonita
3. Flintridge Prep
4. Mayfield
5. Bishop Amat
6. Glendora
7. La Canada
8. St. Lucy’s
9. Covina
10. Los Altos

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